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Steven D. Platt

November 2, 1947February 13, 2021

Steven D. Platt, 73 of Huntington passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Parkview Randallia Supportive Care. Steve was a 1965 graduate of Union High School and a 1974 graduate of Huntington (College) University where he received an Honorary Doctorate in 2018. He is Indiana’s all-time collegiate basketball scoring leader and was drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1974. He was inducted into the Huntington University Athletic Hall of Fame and was Huntington University Alumnus of the year in 1987 and 2003. He was inducted into the NAIA Basketball Hall of Fame and the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Steve was an executive board member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame as well as a board member of the Huntington County Boys and Girls Club, the Salvation Army, and the Huntington University PACE committee. He was the head men’s basketball coach at Huntington University from 1994 – 2007. Steve was a lifetime farmer in Huntington County. He was a member of Emmanuel Community Church. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Peggy, for 53 years and was a loving father and grandfather. Steve was born on November 2, 1947 in Bluffton, the son of the late Darl R. and Clanedia M. (Stetzel) Platt. He was united in marriage to Peggy Jackson on June 4, 1967 at Zion Church. His wife survives. Additional survivors include a son: Ty (Brenda) Platt of Huntington; a daughter: Polly (Dan) Grismore of Fort Wayne; three sisters: Linda (Jerry) Miller of Ladoga, IN, Sally (Robert) Buehler of Huntington, Jennie (James) Ryan of Huntington; four grandchildren: Kyle (Carley) Platt, Konner Platt, Kalee Platt and Abbigail (Devin) Throop. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Emmanuel Community Church, 12222 U.S. 24 West in Fort Wayne. We will be following the CDC’s and Indiana’s guidelines for Mask’s, Social Distancing and Social Gathering Limits.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Emmanuel Community Church with Gerald O. Moreland and Pastor Gary Dilley officiating. Services will be live streamed through the Myers Funeral Home Facebook page. A private interment will be at the Zion Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made out to Huntington University or Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

  • FAMILY

  • Peggy Platt, Wife
  • Ty (Brenda) Platt, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Polly (Dan) Grismore, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Linda (Jerry) Miller, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Sally (Robert) Buehler, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Jennie (James) Ryan, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Darl R. and Clanedia M. (Stetzel) Platt, Parents (deceased)
  • Four grandchildren: Kyle (Carley) Platt, Konner Platt, Kalee Platt and Abbigail (Devin) Throop
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kyle Platt
  • Konner Platt
  • Devin Throop
  • Jarret Gray
  • Steve Ness
  • Greg Glancy

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 19, 2021

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OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Family Interment

Memories

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jerry shadle

February 21, 2021

Our dads were Army buddies and we grew up thinking we were cousins, aunts and uncles. The distance from Muncie, the military draft for me and just kids going their own ways grew us apart We have never forgotten the Platts and all the good times together Our prayers are with Linda,Sally and Jenny and the rest of the family we never got to know

Douglas Ware

February 19, 2021

Steve and I were competitors in 1965. He for Union and I played for Huntington High School. It was one of the most memorable games of my career. 50 years later he was instrumental in connecting my wife and me with the school where we ultimately honored my Father, a 1936 HU alumni. Since then we have formed a friendship with Steve and Peggy which I could not have ever imagined. I will cherish my relationship with Steve for the rest of my days. My Father, my coach Bob Straight and Steve Platt are the three most beloved men in my life.Our love for Steve and Peggy Platt is boundless. May he rest in everlasting peace and may his family continue to grow even stronger from his legacy.

Bevan Benson

February 18, 2021

My sincerest condolences and prayers to the entire family. It is with a heavy heart I write this. I grew up on the corner of Old Fort Wayne, just at the lane leading back to his farm back in the 60s, 70s and 80s in the old Wipporwill school. I have copious amounts of fond memories on that corner. It was there that Steve coined me "Pill Benson". I formed a habit of hearing him coming down Old Fort Wayne Road and made every effort to grab the garden hose and wet him down. All in good fun mind you. I type this with tears in my eyes. I always seen him as a Mountain of a Man, and he was just that to a tee in many ways. One of the truest generous individuals I know. His generosity knew no bounds. His accomplishments epitomize the Mountain of a Man he is and I am proud to have known him and call him my friend. Till we meet again with a garden hose in hand. Rest in peace.

Roger Haiflich

February 18, 2021

A lot of people who knew Steve will say he had a gift for basketball or he had a gift for farming. Though these are all true his greatest gift was for being a very good man. He will be missed.

Daryl & Lorraine Cobbs

February 17, 2021

Sending our love and sympathy to Peggy and the Platt family, our dearest friends Linda and Jerry Miller family, Sally and Robert Buehler family, and Jennie and James Ryan family. Praying 🙏 for all of you during this difficult time. God bless you all.

Steve & Mary Ann Wohlford

February 17, 2021

Dear Peggy and family
We had such great times in high school together. Steve would touch our heads and say “heal” then run away laughing. Steve’s grandpa Ernest Stetzel and Steve Wohlford’s grandma Leah Pearl Stetzel Wohlford were siblings so our Steves’ were 2nd cousins. We also made you come home early from your honeymoon so you could be a bridesmaid at our wedding (only 6 days apart). I’m glad we have kept in touch over the years (even before the internet) to see our families grow up. Blessings to the entire Platt family.

Jennifer Hughes (Ambriole)

February 17, 2021

To the Platt family, So sorry for your loss of a great man. My memories are of Steve is how he would hoist me up on his shoulders. His mom and dad and my mom and dad were friends, so we were over to the house quite a bit. Good memories of the whole family. Prayers go up to the whole family. Blessings, Jennifer

Les Radford

February 16, 2021

Peggy and family, my sincere condolences on your loss. I only knew Steve for 4 years-1979 to 1982. I was the rep for Funks G and worked with Steve in the seed business. He was such a fine man, always so kind and courteous to me. I always enjoyed seeing him. I did eventually transfer to Kentucky, where I was from, but did often think of Steve. I did get to visit with him once at the National Farm Machinery Show. It was a shock to me to see the headline in the Louisville Courier Journal this morning that the all time leading scorer for Indiana colleges had passed away. As soon as I saw that, I knew they were talking about Steve. He was a great guy, and I know he'll be missed.

Mark Harris

February 16, 2021

Platt Family you have our deepest sympathy. I remember years ago selling John Deere equipment to your Husband, Dad, and Grandfather. I asked him, if he had any memorabilia from leading the nation two years in a row in scoring. I'll never forget that smile, I was soon in his truck, to the house, in his office going thru his collegiate days and loving it as he told what seemed like forever in detail. Steve now is on the greatest court and scoring baskets for God's kingdom. A record that will near be broken!

Always Look Up,
Mark & Susan Harris

Renee Ness

February 15, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for the family. Tim & Renee and Andy Ness

FROM THE FAMILY